Married: 10 years
Children: Two daughters, ages 5 and 8
Hometown: Mount Sterling, KY
Future Residence Lineup: Alys Beach, FL ---> Lahaina, HI ---> Private Island
Favorite Beaches (so far):
Orient Beach in St. Maarten
Magens Bay in St. Thomas
Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
Pigeon Island in St. Lucia
Lahaina Beach in Maui, Hawaii
Baby Beach in Aruba
Paradise Beach in Cozumel, Mexico
Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
Navarre Beach in Navarre, Florida
Alys Beach in Rosemary Beach, Florida
West Bay in Roatan, Honduras
Highest Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Morehead State University
Business Launched: 1997
Months Before Achieving a Profit: 1
Number of Employees: 0 (thank goodness)
Hours Worked Per Week During Startup: 100+
Hours Worked Per Week Now: 20
Personal Business Portfolio:
I Develop Entrepreneurs for a Living: RetireAt30.com
Email Marketing: ContactBuddy.com
Domain Name & Hosting: BuddyDomains.com
I Enjoy Working With: People who want to live life on their terms instead of being told what to do by someone else. Spouses who want to go on more dates with their soul mate. Parents who want to see their kids more often. Burned out professionals who want financial peace of mind without the daily grind. Young Entrepreneurs who aspire to be the best in the world at something. Baby boomers who want to retire sooner and never need to worry about money again.
I Relax By: Doing outdoor activities like walking, jogging, hiking, camping, ATV-riding, kayaking, yoga, meditation, deap-sea diving and swimming in the ocean. Traveling the world with my family learning the many diverse cultures of our brothers and sisters. Full body massages on the beach.
I Keep in Shape By: Being an active Dad and Spouse. Walking, running, bicycling and swimming. I am a vegetarian. I avoid dairy, high fructose corn syrup and fluoride.
Favorite Part of My Business: Inspiring people to live their life by design by goal-setting and encouraging them to persist.
Least Favorite Part of My Business: Working with people who say they are going to do something and then do nothing. People who make excuses. Pessimists.
You never work for somebody else. Someone else might sign your check, but you're the one who fills in the amount. - Zig Ziglar
Follow your dreams. Or you'll spend the rest of your life working for someone who did. Never trade time for dollars.
You will never have enough time to make enough dollars.
Person Who Most Influenced My Life: My Dad (the late JD Denniston).
He had a passion for helping others. He was devoted and always followed-through on his word. The original "serial entrepreneur."
He taught me that passive income will set you free. If you want more
in life, work SMARTER, not harder! Don't let small-minded people
stand in your way. Surround yourself with BIG thinkers who serve you by encouraging you to set goals and who hold you accountable.
Secrets of Business Growth: Keep it so simple that people feel empowered duplicating what you do. If an 8-year old child can't do it, don't teach it. Make sure everyone on your team is using and teaching from the same workbook. There is strength in unity. Recognize people publicly for what they do. Behavior that gets rewarded gets repeated.
How Others Describe Me: Passionate, Inspirational, Ambitious, Driven, Focused and Supportive. If you aren't passionate about what you do then find something you are passionate about. Don't focus on making money, focus on taking all out massive action doing what you love doing and the money will show up soon enough, it always does!
Who I Admire: I admire people who accept responsibility. People who design their life and work toward their own goals instead of surrendering to someone else's. If you are in need of mentorship I am here. You can live the life you dream about, just get started!
Most Effective Prospecting Tools Recommended: iPhone, Contact Buddy and SendOutCards. Business is about relationships. It is through these relationships that people grow to know, like and trust us. When you earn a person's trust, they are comfortable doing business with you and if you treat them right, they will reward you with repeat business and referrals! What do YOU give people to earn their trust? Do you give them value? What reasons do you give them to do business with you instead of your competition? Most importantly, how do you make them FEEL? I recommend interacting with your current and future clients on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Favorite Magazines: Networking Times, Travel + Leisure, duPont Registry, Robb Report
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Who Stole the American Dream by Burke Hedges
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Business School For People Who Like Helping People by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Business of The 21st Century by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Rich Kid, Smart Kid by Robert T. Kiyosaki
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Greatest Opportunity in the History of the World by John Kalench
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
Beach Money by Jordan Adler
7 Strategies For Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
The 45 Second Presentation That Will Change Your Life by Don Failla
Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. Mackay
Go For No! by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
1. Full-Time Dad to two loving daughters.
2. Husband to a supportive spouse.
3. Recipient of MSU's Bachelor Of Business Administration Degree (Magna Cum Laude).
4. Company Record Setter with ProSTEP, Inc. for attaining the highest leadership rank (Master Consultant) in the shortest amount of time (I did it in <90 days). I was also their youngest distributor to be awarded the title of Master Consultant.
5. Recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur Award (national recognition).
6. Honorary IS Ambassador with MSU's Department of Information Systems in their College of Business.
7. Creator of web-based systems that have attracted 18,000+ paid accounts. (I earned a minimum of $19.95/month per account!)
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